Teixeira has shown an affinity for broadcasting and television, as most Yankees fans know from watching his spoof talk show, “Foul Territory,” a couple years ago. Tex has also appeared on CNBC over the years to discuss his business ventures and investments, so he’s already familiar with the camera. Waldstein noted that Teixeira was a guest radio host on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” show in 2014, and also made a cameo appearance on the Showtime series “Billions.”
Teixeira, who turns 37 in April, announced his plans to retire from baseball last August in the final year of an eight-year, $180 million contract with the Yankees. For his career, Tex slashed .268/.360/.509 with 409 home runs and 1298 RBI over parts of 14 seasons with the Yankees, Angels, Braves and Rangers.
According to Waldstein, ESPN is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday.